SkyVision Chief Executive Ori Waterman on what it's like to be an African ISP at a time of rising customer demand and falling bandwidth prices.
The president of satellite fleet operator ABS continued his efforts to rally other operators of geostationary-orbit satellites against OneWeb Ltd., the startup planning a fleet of 720 satellites in low Earth orbit to provide Ku-band broadband services worldwide.
Asian satellite fleet operators on Oct. 27 said their market faces the dual challenge of a slow-growing demand for traditional satellite applications and a still-growing number of national operators whose governments care about flags in space and not about market economics.
As a second U.S. satellite manufacturer reported losing contracts because of the lack of export credit financing, industry executives argued that reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. is essential for American companies to compete globally for many commercial satellite and launch contracts.
ABS-3A, launched in March aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, entered into service about one month ahead of schedule.
Satellite fleet operator ABS’s planned purchase of a third all-electric telecommunications satellite from Boeing has been stalled since the July 1 closure of the U.S. Export-Import bank, whose financing had been key to the deal, ABS and industry officials said.
The two commercial geostationary-orbit telecommunications satellites launched March 1 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket — a launch that debuted a new all-electric satellite design by Boeing — are expected to reach their final orbits at least a month ahead of schedule, their owners said.